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Poachers enlisting impoverished wildlife rangers as accomplices in elephant, rhino killing

Poachers enlisting impoverished wildlife rangers as accomplices in elephant, rhino killing | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Corruption among wildlife rangers is becoming a serious impediment in the fight against poaching, fuelled by soaring levels of cash offered by criminal poacher syndicates, senior conservation chiefs have admitted.
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Uganda microchips rhinos to fight poaching - CNN.com

Uganda microchips rhinos to fight poaching - CNN.com | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Uganda has begun microchipping its rhinos as part of a global effort to fight poaching and the illegal trade in rhino horn.
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Peacocks' tails make noises too low for humans to hear

Peacocks' tails make noises too low for humans to hear | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The tails of peacocks aren't just pretty to look at. They also make infrasound that humans can't hear
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Our humble hedgehog is disappearing fast

Our humble hedgehog is disappearing fast | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The much-loved species faces an uncertain future after a dramatic decline in numbers
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The one important way we completely undervalue river otters

The one important way we completely undervalue river otters | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Playful, curious, rambunctious and adorable, the North American river otter is also a key player in alerting us to problems in our waterways.
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How one photographer's foolishness is saving endangered wildlife

How one photographer's foolishness is saving endangered wildlife | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Morgan Heim took a flying leap to help the endangered fishing cat.
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European Countries Leading the Way Towards Clean Energy

European Countries Leading the Way Towards Clean Energy | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Climate change is happening, and it’s on track to spin out of control. Phasing out carbon pollution is one key piece of the puzzle, and it will require unprecedented teamwork from every nation on this planet.
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Endangered Orcas Could Get Critical Boost In Protections

Endangered Orcas Could Get Critical Boost In Protections | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
For the love of animals. Pass it on.
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Modern methods lead the way toward a rhino rebound

Modern methods lead the way toward a rhino rebound | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
World Wildlife Day 2015 stengthens focus on wildlife crime
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Japanese knotweed and squirrels on the agenda for invasives conference

Japanese knotweed and squirrels on the agenda for invasives conference | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Japanese knotweed and squirrels on the agenda for invasives conference - from Horticulture Week
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DNA Extraction Turns a Soggy Polar Bear Footprint into an Exciting Ecological Discovery | Magazine Articles | WWF

DNA Extraction Turns a Soggy Polar Bear Footprint into an Exciting Ecological Discovery | Magazine Articles | WWF | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
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Dinosaur farts may have caused prehistoric global warming

Dinosaur farts may have caused prehistoric global warming | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
British scientists have calculated that dinosaur farts may have contributed to the last global warming event
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Crabs build 'temples of love'

Crabs build 'temples of love' | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
It's not enough for a male dancing fiddler crab to have a big claw. If he wants a mate, he also needs to build a sandy temples on his burrow
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How tiger farming drives illegal poaching in the wild

How tiger farming drives illegal poaching in the wild | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
In “Blood of the Tiger,” author J.A. Mills examines the multi-billion dollar market for tigers -- a worldwide problem but most prominent in China. Jeffrey Brown interviews the author about how tiger farms drive mass demand for products made from tigers, and how that in turn spurs demand for wild animals via illegal hunting. Continue reading →
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'Extinct' Bird Rediscovered in Myanmar, Surprising Scientists

'Extinct' Bird Rediscovered in Myanmar, Surprising Scientists | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The Myanmar Jerdon's babbler was thought to have gone the way of the dodo—until scientists stumbled across it during a 2014 expedition.
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The 14 most amazing bodies of water on our planet

The 14 most amazing bodies of water on our planet | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
From a spring that bubbles like champagne to lakes that change colour, explore Earth's most beautiful bodies of water
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More snakes to join Burmese python on restricted list

More snakes to join Burmese python on restricted list | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials are expected to make it illegal to import the popular boa constrictor and four other large, invasive snakes or sell them across state lines.
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Lib Dems pledge to drop plastic bag charge exemptions

Lib Dems pledge to drop plastic bag charge exemptions | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Nick Clegg says scrapping overly complicated exemptions to the upcoming 5p charge would remove an extra 3.5bn plastic bags from circulation and save small businesses £300m annually
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WWF applauds expulsion of non-reporting palm oil companies, action now needed on non-performer

WWF applauds expulsion of non-reporting palm oil companies,  action now needed on non-performer | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
15 companies and organizations expelled.
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Photographer captures the magnetism of 'Ancient Trees'

Photographer captures the magnetism of 'Ancient Trees' | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Looming sequoias, bulbous baobabs and gnarly bristlecone pines shine in new book.
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Why hundreds of starving sea lion pups are washing ashore in California.

Why hundreds of starving sea lion pups are washing ashore in California. | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Grassroots and Progressive views on local, national and world news
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How lax legislation is killing the wildlife in Europe

How lax legislation is killing the wildlife in Europe | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
There are no elephants or rhino to kill in Europe, but birds are being hunted with impunity because of loopholes and inconsistencies in conservation laws
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Do whales have graveyards where they prefer to die?

Do whales have graveyards where they prefer to die? | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Whales are famous for stranding themselves on beaches. Are these coastlines the whales' graveyards?
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Biologist aims to grow rhino horns to save animals from poachers | Toronto Star

Biologist aims to grow rhino horns to save animals from poachers | Toronto Star | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Biologist aims to grow rhino horns to save animals from poachers
Seattle-based biotechnology startup that hopes to grow rhino horns in a laboratory says it has already produced a batch of rhino horn powder
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New report shows leading climate change denier paid millions by fossil fuel companies to fuel “debate” about global warming

New report shows leading climate change denier paid millions by fossil fuel companies to fuel “debate” about global warming | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Scientist Wei-Hock Soon accepted funding from fossil fuel companies to say that climate change is caused by the sun, and not by fossil fuels.
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